This bright, appealing grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using noun prefixes in Year 3. It is divided into five sections: understand, challenge, test, explain and apply.
Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Use a dictionary to help you add one of the prefixes given to the words below them. Then explain what each new word means
Look at the pictures provided as well as the prefix clues. What are they showing? Write a sentence about each picture, making sure to include the prefix word
Match prefixes to their meaning, then add prefixes to the words in bold in the example sentences
In your own words explain the difference between a market and a supermarket, and a national and international airport
Polly is about to go on a journey. Write a passage explaining where she will go and what she will see. Use 3 prefixes in your writing to show that you know how they work.
What is a prefix?
A prefix is a combination of letters, words or numbers that can be placed before other words to change their meaning.
- un- (unpleasant, unhappy)
- im- (impossible, improper)
- mis- (mislead, misplace)
- re- (reappear, reattach)
- pre- (prefix, prehistoric)
- dis- (disagree, disobey)
What is a noun prefix?
A noun prefix is where a prefix is added to a word, and the resulting word is a noun, for example adding mis- to ‘information’ gives you ‘misinformation’, which is a noun.
Noun prefix list
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to add prefixes and suffixes.